Western Humanities

Topics: Marcus Aurelius, Dante Alighieri, Meditations Pages: 2 (532 words) Published: May 5, 2013
PHIL 1130 – Fall 2011 Exam 3 Text Identification Study Guide As he lay, fallen back upon the ground, his blood spouted forth, just as when a water pipe bursts, if there is some flaw in the lead, and through the narrow hissing crack a long stream of water shoots out and beats on the air. The fruits of the tree were sprinkled with his blood, and changed to a dark purple hue.The roots, soaked in his gore, tinged the hanging berries with the same rich colour. Roman Imperalism I Metamorphoses Ovid Halfway along this journey of our life, I woke in wonder in a sunless wood, for I had wandered from the narrow way. Dante Inferno Canto I Such was my sickness and my torture, as I accused myself even more bitterly than usual. I was twisting and turning in my chain until it would break completely: I was now only a little bit held by it, but I wasstill held. The Christian Middle Ages St. Augustine Confessions Oh Muses, lofty Genius, who inscribed the things I saw, assist me now, I pray! Here will be seen your true nobility! Dante Inferno Canto II At the dawn of day, when you dislike being called, have this thought ready: “I am called to man’s labour; why then do I make a difficulty if I am going out to do what I was born to do and what I was brought into this world for? Is it for this that I am fashioned, to lie in bedclothes and keep myself warm?” Roman Imperalism II Marcus Aurelius Meditations Then the god said, “Since you cannot be my bride, surely you will at least be my tree. My hair, my lyre, my quivers will always display the laurel. You will accompany the generals of Rome, when the Capitol beholds their long triumphal processions, when joyful voices raise the song of victory. You will stand by Augustus’ gateposts too, faithfully guarding his doors, and keeping watch from either side over the wreath of oak leaves that will hang there.” Roman Imperalism I Metamorphoses Ovid Heaven and earth will crash in ruin, the stars themselves will fall to hell, and all harmonious...
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